Deloitte has released its latest Technology Fast 500 List – A list of the fastest growing companies in the technology, life sciences, and telecommunications sectors in North America.
For the third straight year, the anti-phishing vendor Wombat Security Technologies has been included in the list and has ranked in the top 150 companies in the United States. This year, the impressive 840% growth has seen Wombat Security Technologies rank #135, marking an improvement on last year’s position.
Wombat Security Technologies’ Security Education Platform – a training program that helps organizations improve the security awareness of the workforce – has now been adopted by more than 2,000 enterprises around the world who rely on the platform to train employees, change risky behaviors, and reduce the risk of experiencing a cyberattack.
There has been a steady increase in cyberattacks on businesses over the past 12 months, with the risk of phishing attacks and data breaches greater than ever before. While there are many technological solutions that can be adopted to prevent phishing emails from reaching inboxes, no solution will be able to block all threats. It is therefore now essential for all enterprises to ensure that their employees are well trained and can recognize malicious emails and that risky behaviors are eradicated.
“Cybercriminals didn’t slow down in 2017. In fact, they showed us how tactical and targeted they can be. The proliferation of ransomware, the massive Google Docs and Gmail phish, and the significant rise in damaging business email compromise attacks all exemplify the need to educate and empower end users,” said Joe Ferrara, CEO of Wombat Security Technologies.
The inclusion in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list and the substantial year on year growth shows that businesses do appreciate the need for effective and measurable security awareness training, as well as the ability of Wombat Security Technologies to deliver.
This accolade is one of several this year for Wombat, having also been included in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-based training in the leader’s quadrant and picking up three Info Security Products Guide Awards for PhishAlarm Analyzer, CyberStrength, and its Security Education Platform.